2019 Classes

Being in Service to Yourself

Presented by Chell

There are many classes/demos offered to s-types to teach how to be in service to their communities or their d-types. Everything from learning a specific skill to maintaining a certain head space while serving another. But what happens when the submissive or slave does not have anyone to serve? In this class I will share how I became in service to myself, doing all the things I wanted to do but never did because I was in relationships and focused on my partners. In doing so there was growth and self actualization, learning who I am as a person and a slave, what drives me, what sustains me, and how I can bring all these experiences into whatever relationship I happen to have in the future.

Erecting a Wall: How to Create Boundaries

Presented by Chell

This class is a work in progress but will discuss what boundaries are, how to incorporate and enforce them, and how to know when to revisit them.

BDSM ETIQUETTE

Presented by talina{ZAR}

Learn etiquette that will get you through any BDSM social engagement. Feel confident in your ability to navigate the protocol-filled waters of both formal and informal events. Most of all, realize that you already know quite a bit about how to do this! After we discuss etiquette, we’ll role-play common situations.

The Modern Courtesan

Presented by Jouet

The honest courtesan was an Italian turn of phrase for one who provided companionship and intellectual stimulation in addition to carnal pleasures. This type of role – one who provides amusement for the mind as well as the body- can often be very similar to the geisha archetype and the iconic image of the “pleasure slave”. Let’s discuss how this type of service can thrive in a modern day dynamic.

Alignment of Personality Styles

Presented by Jouet

What happens when the servant is hyper-organized, and the owner is more laid back? Is it possible for the two personalities to peacefully align when the person serving is more proactive than the person setting the direction? Let’s discuss how to gracefully align one’s will to serve another who may have different priorities, approaches, methods and motivations.

Building Sustainability in Authority Based Dynamics

Presented by Jouet

After the initial glow of the collar fades and the New Relationship Energy fades, we often see many relationships burn out – often within the initial 2-3 years. It is possible to intentionally create a relationship and power dynamic that is ‘breathable’ enough to endure the challenges that everyday life brings. Topics discussed will include communication, sustainable rule structure, prevention of ‘autopilot’ service or dominance, and coping mechanisms that preserve the dynamic in place instead of requiring a “time out” from M/s or D/s.

Empowered Surrender

Presented by cricket girl

At some point even the most “seasoned” little letter people have doubts.   Is our role really the one we want to be in?  Are we clear about why we are where we are? Do we have moments in which we feel more like a doormat than a valued member of a healthy power exchange?  Is our surrender to the will of another genuine, or is it more giving up than giving in?

This workshop takes participants through a process of identifying ALL of our feelings around our role, and deciding how to choose from which feeling to act.  We will work to identify our own standards, take responsibility for our part in failures AND credit for achievements, and talk about assertive self advocacy.  Through this process, participants will gain a clearer understanding of where their power lies, even when authority is held by another, and how to use that power to move through moments of doubt.

Between our legs or between our ears?  Gender and Sexuality in a Pansexual Community

Presented by cricket girl

As groups strive to become increasingly open and welcoming, it is important that members understand how gender and sexuality develop, how they do and do not intersect, and how they impact the way that we move through the world as individuals.  This presentation uses simple language to explain gender and sexuality, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences, increasing compassion, understanding and respect.

How do you do that? – an interactive look at slave positions and protocol

Presented by slave adeena

Have you ever seen a slave serving a Master and thought it was a work of art?  Do they have secrets you don’t know about and want? This interactive presentation will look at how protocol can build your confidence and relationships on both sides of the slash.  We will build an atmosphere that will mentally and physically demonstrate you in your relationships by giving foundations in positions and the power they can have. 

It’s Monday now what? A look at everyday living.

Presented by slave adeena

Moving beyond the walls of the dungeon this interactive presentation will look at how you can Dominate or submit every day. We will facilitate discussion on how you can apply what you want in an everyday situation.  Can you Dominate in front of your boss? Can you submit in a Wal-Mart? Our discussion will help to have you look beyond the weekend in building you and your relationships.

Predator/Prey – building the animal within

Presented by slave adeena

Ever hear your animal and wonder about it?  What exactly is “primal play?” This presentation will take a look at your animal and build it to further your play.  Come and learn to safely build that animal within.

Service With a Smile

Presented by His_girl_Friday

We will discuss all the little things that we can do as service to the dominant or Master we serve. Many of the skills can also assist with organizing your personal life. We will cover a lot of material; attendees definitely come away with a golden nugget of information. Discussions regarding the mindset of service, and how to serve even when it’s not your cup of tea. Exploration of “101 Things Every Submissive Should Know” (with permission of the author).

Sharing the Love – An Introduction to Polyamory

Presented by His_girl_Friday

This class will discuss many of the basic terms used when talking about polyamory. We will go over topics such as “What is hierarchical vs non-hierarchical in poly.
What is “Veto” power. 
How do you find partners? 
Plus, other items that can be a part of your negotiations regarding polyamorous relationships. We will cover a lot of basic information and terminology, along with frank discussions about how these relationships can impact the dynamic between the dominant and the submissive. This class is meant to introduce you to some tools that may help you determine if poly is the right thing for you.  

Long Distance Service and Solutions

Presented by His_girl_Friday

Whether you live across country from your significant other, or across town. It can be hard as a submissive type to be away from that face to face power exchange. We will discuss methods and activities that can help those times apart continue to help your dynamic grow. From creating special rituals, protocols, or learning some self-play techniques. We will explore ways to continue growing your dynamic while you are apart from each other.

Basic Automotive Maintenance

Presented by Herb

In this brief service station, you will learn basic vehicle maintenance for you and your dominant. At the end of this class you will know:

1. What checks can make once a week and how to make them.
2. Have a maintenance schedule for longer periods of a month 3 months 6 months and 12 months.
3. How to read the warning lights on your car.
4. How to get your car’s computer checked for error codes and how to look up the lookup the error codes.
5. How to handle basic repairs such as changing a tire.

BEYOND THE SENSATIONS – the mental aspects of WIITWD 

Presented by Herb

Why do we do BDSM? What exactly is a power exchange relationship? What happens physically and energetically during a scene? Can BDSM be used as therapy? Yes, it can! This class is for those who want to delve into the mental aspects of WIITWD. Everyone will be asked to share ideas / concepts / questions.

Coming Out About Power Exchange

Presented by talina{ZAR}

Your mom asks why you’re always serving your partner. What do you say? When you decide it’s time to come out to your family, friends, co-workers, you want to start the conversation in a way that won’t shock them, and that will allow them to love and accept all of who you are. We will give you some proven techniques to help inform without shocking, and how to answer questions without feeling like you’re violating your own privacy.

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